Dortmund 2008: The games start on Saturday

6/25/2008 – Our templates are ready: the annual Sparkassen Chess Meeting will take place from June 28th to July 6th, 2008, with eight players: Vladimir Kramnik, Shakhriyar Mamedjarov, Peter Leko, Vassily Ivanchuk, Loek van Wely, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Arkadij Naiditsch and Jan Gustafsson. The average age is 27.9, the average rating 2695 (= category 18). Full details.

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The Sparkassen Chess Meeting will take place from June 28rd to July 6th, 2008, in the Dortmund Civic Theater, with eight players competing in a single round robin. The average rating is 2695, making the event a Category 18 tournament.

Participants

Player
Age
Nat.
Elo
Rank
Vladimir Kramnik
32
RUS
2788
 2
Shakhriyar Mamedjarov
22
AZE
2752
 7
Peter Leko
28
HUN
2741
10
Vassily Ivanchuk
39
UKR
2740
11
Loek van Wely
35
NED
2676
45
Ian Nepomniachtchi
17
RUS
2634
86
Arkadij Naiditsch
22
GER
2624
Jan Gustafsson
28
GER
2603

Average rating: 2695 (Category 18) – average age: 27.9

Spectators in the Civic Theatre can follow the games in a pleasant environment. All games will be displayed live on big screens, the German grandmasters Dr Helmut Pfleger and Klaus Bischoff will provide live commentary via headphones.

Tickets / Advance Bookings
Day ticket: 6 Euros (concessions: 4 Euros) – Season Ticket: 25 Euros
Advance Bookings: Kulturinfoshop im Karstadthaus, Kampstr., D-44137 Dortmund.
Tel.: +49-231-5027710 – Fax: +49-231-5027740 – Order tickets online

Schedule

Round 1: Saturday, June 28, 15:00h
Jan Gustafsson 
-
 Vladimir Kramnik
Arkadij Naiditsch 
-
 Ian Nepomniachtchi
Shak. Mamedyarov 
-
 Peter Leko
Vassily Ivanchuk 
-
 Loek van Wely
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Round 2: Sunday, June 29, 15:00h
Vladimir Kramnik 
-
 Loek van Wely
Peter Leko 
-
 Vassily Ivanchuk
Ian Nepomniachtchi 
-
 Shak. Mamedyarov
Jan Gustafsson 
-
 Arkadij Naiditsch
GamesReport
Round 3: Tuesday, July 1, 15:00h
Arkadij Naiditsch 
-
 Vladimir Kramnik
Shak. Mamedyarov 
-
 Jan Gustafsson
Vassily Ivanchuk 
-
 Ian Nepomniachtchi
Loek van Wely 
-
 Peter Leko
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Round 4: Wednesday, July 2, 15:00h
Vladimir Kramnik 
-
 Peter Leko
Ian Nepomniachtchi 
-
 Loek van Wely
Jan Gustafsson 
-
 Vassily Ivanchuk
Arkadij Naiditsch 
-
 Shak. Mamedyarov
GamesReport
Round 5: Friday, July 4, 15:00h
Shak. Mamedyarov 
-
 Vladimir Kramnik
Vassily Ivanchuk 
-
 Arkadij Naiditsch
Loek van Wely 
-
 Jan Gustafsson
Peter Leko 
-
 Ian Nepomniachtchi
GamesReport
Round 6: Saturday, July 5, 15:00h
Vladimir Kramnik 
-
 Ian Nepomniachtchi
Jan Gustafsson 
-
 Peter Leko
Arkadij Naiditsch 
-
 Loek van Wely
Shak. Mamedyarov 
-
 Vassily Ivanchuk
GamesReport
Round 7: Sunday, July 6, 13:00h
Vassily Ivanchuk 
-
 Vladimir Kramnik
Loek van Wely 
-
 Shak. Mamedyarov
Peter Leko 
-
 Arkadij Naiditsch
Ian Nepomniachtchi 
-
 Jan Gustafsson
GamesReport

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